An Historic Debate

From the time before the American War for Independence, black Americans served as elected officials in local politics. Following the Civil War, hundreds more were elected to state and federal office. For example, at the national level, in 1871, Robert Brown Elliott was elected to the US House of Representatives -- one of the first [...]

By |2019-02-22T07:37:09+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Library, Updates|0 Comments

The “Red Tails”

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt, anticipating possible war in Europe, started a pilot training program for civilians which was also opened to black Americans, and the 1940 Selective Training and Service Act allowed blacks to be drafted. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of black pilots trained as part of the US Army Air Corps. [...]

By |2019-02-18T07:24:05+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Library, Updates|Tags: |0 Comments

Celebrating Black History Month: The Rev. Francis J. Grimke

“Washington is a hard training ground for preachers.” This quote probably remains as accurate today as it was 100 years ago when it was made by famous black pastor Francis James Grimké. [1] Grimké was born to a slave mother in South Carolina in 1850. When his guardian tried to sell him into slavery, he [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:42:02+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Library, Updates|0 Comments

George Bush on Prayer

George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) served his country in the military during WWII, was ambassador to the UN (1971-1973), Vice-President (1981-1989), and President of the United States (1989-1993). From the WallBuilders' Collection, below is a handwritten note by him written on the back of a June 1983 calendar that belonged to Barbara Bush that provides [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:53:18+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Historical Document, Library|Comments Off on George Bush on Prayer

Sermon – Century – 1801

Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) was a historian and minister. He graduated from Yale in 1759 and received a theological education from Rev. Eleazer Wheelock. He served as a minster for almost 60 years. Trumbull also was a chaplain during the Revolutionary War. A CENTURY SERMON, Or SKETCHES Of THE HISTORY OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Interspersed and [...]

By |2019-01-28T10:45:37+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – New Year – 1861/ 1862

These two sermons were preached by George L. Prentiss in 1861 and 1862 on the new year. Some of the Providential Lessons of 1861. How to Meet the Events of 1862. TWO DISCOURSES, Preached December 29th, 1861, and January 5th, 1862, By REV. GEORGE L. PRENTISS, D.D. SERMON. PREACHED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 29TH, 1861. [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:25:06+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – New Year – 1799

David McClure (1748-1820) graduated from Yale in 1769. Though he taught for a time, he was ordained in 1772 and was a missionary to the Delaware Indians for sixteen months shortly after his ordination. McClure was the pastor to a Congregational church at North Hampton (1776-1785) and later a church in East Windsor, CT (1786-1820). [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:25:00+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Truman Christmas Card 1950

  Christmas Greetings 1950 As 1950 ebbs to its close our earts turn once more to Bethlehem and to the coming of a little child, the Divine Infant that brought love to a weary world. This is the season of love – the season wherein our thoughts are of the love of friends, the love [...]

By |2019-01-28T10:45:01+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Christmas Prayer from Lunar Orbit

The astronauts of Apollo 8 (the first manned mission to the moon) entered orbit around the moon on Christmas Eve, 1968. While circling the moon, the three astronauts hosted a live telecast in which all three read from Genesis 1 and then Frank Borman delivered a special Christmas greeting. WallBuilders Collection includes a document signed [...]

By |2019-02-06T13:48:30+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Christmas – 1844

Christmas in Early America In America's early years, the celebration of Christmas was a subject of heated debate among Christians, and the lines between the opposing views were drawn largely according to church affiliation. Those from the High Church (e.g., Anglicans, Catholics, Episcopalians, etc., which practiced a more formal tradition of worship), tended to support [...]

By |2019-01-02T13:29:31+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments